Thanksgiving 2005 outside of the Bush vacation ranch near Crawford, Texas with Cindy Sheehan.
Daily reports and photos to come . . .

 

Thursday, August 18, 2005

 

Letters to Laura

Thursday is Women's Day here at Camp Casey. Reflecting Cindy's role as a mother and woman promoting peace, we have organized events for other women to join her in this effort. Women play such a vital role in peacemaking because we often bear the greatest burdens of war- the loss of spouses and children; the crippling anxiety of having a relative far away in battle; the hardship of running households single-handedly; and the financial strains of a war-time economy. Even if we have never had a relative or friend in war, we can sympathize with those mothers and grandmothers and sisters who have suffered.

We are also appealing to one mother in particular today: America's First Lady and Mother, Mrs. Laura Bush. Her husband may not have responded to our call for peace and justice, but we are hoping that Laura will act in her capacity as a woman and mother to persuade her husband to meet with Cindy and other military mothers, and work to bring America's sons and daughters home as soon as possible. Women of America, help us encourage Mrs. Bush to join our efforts by writing to her at womensletterstolaura@gmail.com. We will be printing all of your letters out by 3 p.m. today (central time) and then at 5 p.m., the women of Camp Casey-- daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts-- will march three miles to the Bush ranch to deliver these letters to her. We know it's short notice, but the act is so important, and above all, we want you women of America to be able to express your sentiments against the war.

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